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Waters of the Commonwealth


Published 1950


Shows the need for abatement of pollution of the streams and the accomplishments being attained by the Sanitary Water Board, Pennsylvania Department of Health, under a clean streams program which was inaugurated six years earlier. All scenes are in Pennsylvania.

21:51:55:28 Man kneeling by water runs his hand through silt in water; CU silt running through fingers of disembodied man’s hand; LS farmland covered in blanket of silt from flood waters.

21:52:14:06 LS coal refinery; high-angle shot man walks on bridge over large tank removing silt from water; LS impounding lagoon; VS coal water lagoon; VS the Schuylkill River, dredges in the river; VS dredging of the river.

21:54:00:02 Man in pleasant stream fly fishing pulls fish he caught out of water with fishing net.

21:54:24:00 LS Pennsylvania industrial plant .

21:54:38:28 1940s people on beach along river or lake in Pennsylvania; young man with two young women in bath suits run into the water; LS two people canoeing in a placid lake; sailboat sailing in a lake

21:55:02:24 Low-angle LS people standing on small bridge watching water trickle dow stepped water fall passing below, late 1940s car pulls onto bridge, pan down over waterfall.


Producer Handy (Jam) Organization
Sponsor Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Audio/Visual sound, color

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